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Experiencing Schumann : a listener's companion, Donald Sanders

Label
Experiencing Schumann : a listener's companion
Title
Experiencing Schumann
Title remainder
a listener's companion
Statement of responsibility
Donald Sanders
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During his lifetime and for at least a century after his death, Robert Schumann and his music were commonly misunderstood. His long struggle with mental illness was well known, and as a result some of the most original and innovative features of his work were often dismissed as bizarre and irrational. In recent years, however, the rhythmic complexities and unorthodox harmonic practices that lovers of his piano music and lieder have found so appealing are now being received with more objective treatment in critical and scholarly circles. His influence on the music of Brahms and other later composers now seems obvious. The refinement of Schumann's literary taste is evident not only in his songs, but also in the marvelous fantasy world of his piano pieces. Experiencing Schumann: A Listener's Companion combines a concise biography of Robert Schumann with an analysis of works from the most important genres in which he worked. The music is discussed in the frame of Schumann's eventful and ultimately tragic life, and the important influence of his brilliant and adoring--but strong-willed--wife, Clara Wieck Schumann, is also examined. A selected listening discography lists outstanding recorded performances of the featured compositions. Delving into Schumann's most famous pieces in engaging and accessible style, Donald Sanders provides insightful analysis for dedicated lovers of Schumann as well as newcomers to his musical innovations [Publisher description]
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sanders, Donald C.
Dewey number
780.92
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.S4
LC item number
S25 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The listener's companion
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schumann, Robert
  • Schumann, Robert
  • Schumann, Robert
  • Music
  • Music
  • Komposition
  • Rezeption
Label
Experiencing Schumann : a listener's companion, Donald Sanders
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Poet's Life -- Music for Solo Piano -- The Songs -- The Chamber Music -- The Orchestral Works -- The Narrative Works: Oratorio and Opera
Control code
ocn938855884
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 181 pages
Isbn
9781442240032
Lccn
2016006441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o938855884
  • (OCoLC)938855884
Label
Experiencing Schumann : a listener's companion, Donald Sanders
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Poet's Life -- Music for Solo Piano -- The Songs -- The Chamber Music -- The Orchestral Works -- The Narrative Works: Oratorio and Opera
Control code
ocn938855884
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 181 pages
Isbn
9781442240032
Lccn
2016006441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o938855884
  • (OCoLC)938855884

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